As seen in Woman’s World magazine! It may sound too good to be true, but dancing is proven to help reverse the effects of brain aging. That’s because learning new moves and focusing on balance and flexibility strengthens and exercises the brain area responsible for memory and emotion (the hippocampus). In one German study, a weekly dance class led to a 21% increase in the volume of this important brain region over the course of a year. My prescription? Grab a friend and start cutting a rug to feel 10 years younger!
An easy way to ward off fatigue that tends to set in during the fall and winter: Season your favorite savory dishes with seaweed flakes instead of table salt. This low-sodium pick provides salty flavor and plenty of thyroid-nourishing iodine, which helps increase energy within 30 minutes. Another plus: It boasts appetite-suppressing soluble fiber to thwart cravings, and it’s terrific on poultry, vegetables, salad or even popcorn. Tip: To preserve its beneficial enzymes, add the flakes after cooking. One to try: Maine Coast Dulse Granules (SeaVeg.com).